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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Services: A.S.

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Associate in Science

Major changes in society have resulted in a need for human service professionals. Advancing technology, an aging population, economic factors, significant changes in the character and structure of the family, and other social trends contribute to this need. Human Services is a challenging career field that provides the opportunity for personal satisfaction through helping others.

The Human Services Program is designed for students interested in transferring to four-year institutions to earn a baccalaureate degree in the area of human services, counseling, or social work, and for students preparing for careers as paraprofessionals in educational and human services agencies upon completion of the Associate in Science degree. The program will also be useful for students currently employed in paraprofessional positions within human service agencies interested in continuing education.

The internship segment of the curriculum is an integral part of the student’s learning process as it gives the student an opportunity to experience human services work and apply basic theoretical knowledge and helping skills covered in courses. Internships are available in a wide variety of health, human service, and school settings.

Program supervised by:
Margherita Rossi, Chairman
Office: Titchener Hall, Room T-211A
Telephone: 607 778-5228
E-mail: rossima@sunybroome.edu

See also: Chemical Dependency Counseling


Spring Semester 17-18 Credits

  • Mathematics Credits: 3-4
  • Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language) Credits: 3
  • Physical Education (cardiovascular)Credit: 1
  • Laboratory Science (BIO 132 recommended) Credits: 4
  • Arts (Art, Music, Theater) Credits: 3




Students must take two Writing Emphasis (“W”) courses after ENG 110 and before ENG 220.

1Registration is predicated on the number of internships available each semester that HMS 290 is offered. No guarantee exists that the number of internships will be equal to the number of students eligible for placement. The course instructor and the department of Psychology and Human Services reserve the right to deny a student an internship due to a lack of availability of a placement.


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